This comes by way of Engadget. In short, an interesting story about a bunch of patents filed by celebrities. Some of them are interesting, but not that surprising (e.g. Eddie Van Halen creating a support for a guitar). Others, though, leave me scratching my head. Like these:
- 2. Zeppo Marx, Actor/Comedian Patent #3,473,526 — Cardiac pulse rate monitor
- 4. Penn Jillette, Magician. Patent #5,920,923 — Hydro-therapeutic stimulator (for, um, sexual stimulation)
- 9. Lawrence Welk, Musician/Bandleader. Patent #D170,898 — Welk ash tray (design)
- 13. Hedy Lamarr, Actress. Patent #2,292,387 — Secret communication system
Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?